Monahans Swindon charity quiz to add to £40k running total – book your place!

By Nick Batten on 8 November, 2023

Monahans, the South West’s leading accountancy and business advisory firm, is hosting its 30th annual sports quiz on Thursday 16th November to raise vital funds for Swindon Parkinson’s charity.

The quiz, which was first held in 1994, will take place at Swindon Town FC, bringing businesses and community members together for a good cause. Over the course of 30 years, the firm has raised over £40,000 for charities in the region. 

This year participants will be mingling with some famous faces including seven-time British Champion jump jockey, John Francome, who has been an avid supporter of the event and will not only be competing but will be presenting prizes to the winners. Dave Roblin, a retired long-standing Monahans employee, will again be taking the role of quizmaster, as he has throughout the event’s long reign.

This year’s charity – Swindon Parkinson’s charity – provides information, friendship, and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers in the Swindon and wider area. This includes providing regular social events to help people keep active, both mentally and physically: such as skittles, outings, picnics, talks and meals out, and acts as a crucial lifeline to those who are suffering, and their loved ones.

Steve Elliott, Partner at Monahans said, ‘It’s always been important to us to raise funds for an amazing charity that benefits those in the local area. And it’s amazing to see how this one annual event of trivia and laughter can add up over time. We’re so proud to have raised over £40,000 over the last 30 years but it’s also brilliant to have so many local figures under one roof. Having businesses and individuals come together for a good cause always brings a fantastic atmosphere and serves as an important reminder of the power of community spirit.”

The annual quiz is one of the many initiatives that Monahans runs as part of its commitment to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) – in particular the social ‘S’ aspect; addressing the issues that could potentially affect the people within the community.

To celebrate 30 years of quizzing, Monahans is hoping to host a record 50 teams, encouraging businesses and locals to come along for an evening of drinks, festivities and friendly competition.

The event will take place at The Legends Lounge, Swindon Town FC, at 7pm on Thursday 16th November and teams (of up to four) can sign up here.

Pictured above: Steve Elliott, Partner at Monahans